Odyssey: The Integrated Journal Process

Personal writing, in the style of Natalie Goldberg, is a deeply meditative process. It provides a way for each individual to discover, accept, and befriend their own unique mind at the deepest level.

This weekend retreat offers participants a mind-body-spirit approach to creating original content. It is more about creative process than a polished product. Between writing sessions there will be mindfulness practice, walking meditation, and gentle somatic yoga to keep writers present in the moment and trusting of their own individual process as it unfolds. Enrollment is limited; early registration is recommended, and no later than May 9.

The Friday-Sunday schedule includes two nights' lodging and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Bon Secours Retreat Center is located at 1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104. A detailed schedule for the weekend will be sent closer to the date. All registrations, waivers, and food restrictions must be received by May 9.

Cost: $569. JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.